Research England and the UK Government has committed £800,000 towards the £1.3 million Accelerating Innovation at the Knowledge Gateway project. Over the next two years the University will increase business and job creation by providing budding entrepreneurs with advice and practical support at the University’s 43-acre Knowledge Gateway research and technology park.

The announcement comes just two months after the official opening of the Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway which is now a growing hub for new and developing tech businesses.

The new money will be used to:

  • Launch ‘Space to Grow’ - an innovative three-month programme which will immerse participants in the digital creative industry – academics, including IT specialists, designers and business experts will work with them to help make their business and product ideas a reality.
  • Deliver ‘Angels@Essex’ a crowdfunding platform to provide the necessary finance to allow businesses to develop and grow.
  • Provide additional high-tech equipment and software in Studio X – the University’s digital creative studio and home to the student business start-up programme.
  • Establish ‘work anywhere’ Wi-Fi on the Knowledge Gateway and across the University campus to ensure wherever you are, you have an easy-access connection, without having to log into separate networks.

The Haven Gateway Partnership is proud to be located in the University Enterprise Zone

To read more about the University Enterprise Zone:

University Enterprise Zone